What is a ‘field’?

By | 8th April 2013

It’s a big patch of land full of grass or crops. But in computer terms it’s an area you can fill out, like First Name field and Town | City field. They can be text fields designed for just one or two words, text boxes designed for lots of words, date fields where the entry has to be made in a particular way, number fields which will contain – surprisingly enough – numbers, radio fields where you get an either / or choice, drop down boxes where you usually get to choose just one of the options, check boxes where you could tick – or not tick – as many as are appropriate … the list isn’t endless, but it’s long!